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Mover’s Remorse: Cohabitation on Valentine’s Day
February 14, 2014

We often think about what to give our significant other on Valentine’s Day, but we do not necessarily think about the nature of our relationships. For cohabitors, considering the nature of one’s relationship may be particularly critical. Apartment List recently found three surprising stats about cohabitors after polling 1,200 users.
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Under 1 roof: How to pick your roommate
February 11, 2014

It’s traumatic enough to decide if you want to even attempt to live with someone, but finding a person who fits your personality may be seemingly impossible. Join web communities like www.craigslist.org and www.facebook.com to simplify this process. Here are some tips to guide you through whom to share your living space with:
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Deals of the day: Major Domo funding
February 6, 2014

Apartment List, a San Francisco-based apartment search engine, has raised $6 million in new VC funding led by Glynn Capital and Passport Capital. www.apartmentlist.com
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Apartment List secures additional $6M in round led by Glynn Capital and Passport Capital
February 5, 2014

Apartment List snagged another $6 million in financing to improve an individual’s apartment-hunting experience, TechCrunch reported. Glynn Capital and Passport Capital led the round which was also participated in by Rothenberg Ventures, Sam Shank, the founder of Hotel Tonight and Sherpa Ventures’ Scott Stanford and Shervin Pishevar. Rony Kahan, the founder of Indeed and Rick Marini, the founder of BranchedOut also joined in the round. Ethan Anderson, Aayush Phumbhra and Lee Linden also participated in the financing. Anderson founded MyTime, Phumbhra established Chegg and Linden founded Karma.
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Funding Daily: Fortnight
February 5, 2014

Apartment List is fixing the painful, time-sucking process of rental search. Apartment List announced that it has raised $6 million in additional funding, led by Glynn Capital and Passport Capital. Its engine aggregates millions of listings from around the country and puts them together in a map-based interface, with filters for price, neighborhood, number of bedrooms, amenities, and even pet-friendliness. This round adds to the $15 million Apartment List raised in November.
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Apartment List raises $6M to make rental hunting easier
February 5, 2014

One thing I can guarantee you: there will never be a surpluss of apartment space. No matter how many high risers are built, there will always be too many people looking to rent them out. There’s a reason that they are damn expensive! Apartment search engine Apartment List is one the more exciting, and fast growing, companies in its space and it has just announced that it has raised $6 million in additional funding, led by Glynn Capital and Passport Capital.
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Apartment List has raised $6 million in funding
February 5, 2014

Apartment List is a startup that aims to help users find a good apartment. Apartment List has raised $6 million in follow-on funding led by Glynn Capital and Passport Capital. This is on top of the $15 million that the company raised in funding a few months ago led by Matrix Partners.
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Apartment List Raises Another $6 Million To Improve Your Apartment Hunt
February 5, 2014

Apartment List wants to build a better end-to-end experience for people looking to find apartments. That will come as a welcome departure from the current apartment hunt process, which involves Craigslist and filling out applications in front of a dozen other people also filling out applications and hoping to get a place even though it’s too small and the rent is too damn high.
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America’s Most Promising Companies
January 22, 2014

Runs a search engine for apartments. Users can pinpoint available apartments by locale, price and size. The company recently built a mobile app for renters to find potential roommates. Raised $15 million in venture funding from Matrix Partners in November 2013.
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10 Wildly Successful Startups and Lessons to Learn From Them
January 7, 2014

Lesson: Foster beneficial partnerships rather than reinvent the wheel. Apartment List is a rental marketplace which helps renters find the ideal apartment. The site consolidates millions of listings in one easy to search online map, making the traditionally inconvenient home-hunting experience convenient and hassle-free. Instead of competing with CraigsList or reinventing the wheel by trying to build an entirely new marketplace like Zillow, Apartment List has partnered with several leading real-estate marketplaces and is using their inventories to power a $15 million startup.
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Town Square | Former EPA headquarters to house green apartments in Southwest
January 6, 2014

Recent data from ApartmentList.com‘s 2013 Rentonomics Report shows that Washington rents this year rose 3.65 percent for one-bedroom apartments and 2.51 percent for two-bedroom apartments. According to the survey, the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment of $2,234 makes D.C. the fifth most expensive city in the country for apartment rentals.
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Renters will probably shell out more in 2014
December 31, 2013

Renters are likely to spend more, both as a percentage of their income and in total, on housing in 2014 than in previous years, as the rental trend become stronger, according to recent analyses. In fact, many Americans now call homeownership overrated and say it isn’t an important life goal for them, according to John Kobs, CEO and co-founder of ApartmentList.com.
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New App Allows Users to View Potential Roommate Profiles
December 19, 2013

Start-up Apartment List explains how they help make your apartment hunt hassle free.
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Lovely’s Apartment Rental App Moves Into Its New Digs On Android
December 10, 2013

Few things in life are more frustrating than trying to find a new place to live (especially if you’re itching to move to the housing market hellholes that are New York City and San Francisco). It’s no wonder then that so many startups — Trulia, Zillow, Redfin, Apartment List, Rental Engine, Zumper, Nestio, the list goes on — are trying to make it all just a little bit easier.
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ApartmentList’s big bet on mobile
December 10, 2013

ApartmentList has had a big year. The two-year-old bootstrapped profitable housing rentals search platform emerged as the first real challenger to Craigslist in a decade, completed its first acquisition, and recently brought in its first outside investment in the form of a $15 million round led by Matrix Partners amid 75 percent year-over-year revenue growth. Along the way, the company has declared an all-out assault on mobile.
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These startups want to replace Craigslist for apartment searches
December 6, 2013

Looking for an apartment? One word typically comes to mind first: Craigslist. But, in today’s world of fancy, high-powered, data-driven websites and apps, the old tried and true go-to is coming under attack from a slew of startups.
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John Kobs: CEO and co-founder, Apartment List
December 6, 2013

How’s business: Business is wonderful. We recently received $15 million in funding from Matrix Partners. We’re excited to have a partner who understands our plan of building a true rental marketplace in the United States. This year we’re on track to do $18 million. We finished our first acquisition of a company called RentAdvisor — a ratings and reviews site — so we’re going to layer those properties across our systems.
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Profitable for Three Years, Apartment List Raises $15M Series A Round
November 20, 2013

Apartment List, which has aggregated some 600,000 rental apartment listings, has raised $15 million in Series A funding led by Matrix Partners. The company previously raised $1 million seed funding in 2010, and has been profitable for the past three years, according to CEO John Kobs.
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Apartment List Raises $15 Million To Take On Craigslist
November 20, 2013

San Francisco’s Apartment List, a digital platform for home renters, has raised $15 million in a venture financing round led by Matrix Partners. The startup aims to compete with Craigslist and carve out a new forum for apartment seekers.
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Profitable Apartment List raises $15M Series A, aims to wrap up the rentals market once and for all
November 20, 2013

Two years ago, the apartment search market was Craigslist, the company everyone loves to hate, and not much else worth getting excited about. Today, things couldn’t be more different, and the clear leader among the new market entrants is Apartment List.
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Apartment List Raises $15 Million In Series A
November 20, 2013

Apartment List has raised $15 million in Series A funding led by Matrix Partners. Apartment List is a popular apartment search engine that launched two years ago. Based in San Francisco, Apartment List has 55 employees that consolidates listings from several services. Apartment List is led by CEO John Kobs. Jobs is also the CEO of Vertical Brands, a startup incubator that Apartment List was created at. Dana Stalder of Matrix Partners is joining the Apartment List board of directors.
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Aiming To Build An End-To-End Rental Ecosystem, Apartment List Raises $15M
November 20, 2013

One month after acquiring the apartment reviews site RentAdvisor, Apartment List has closed $15 million in Series A funding led by Matrix Partners. With this raise, the startup will be building out its product, engineering, and sales teams, as well as upping the reach and quality of its apartment profiles and reviews.
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Apartment List raises $15 million for rental search
November 20, 2013

Apartment List, a fast growing apartment search engine, has raised a $15 Million Series A investment round led by Matrix Partners.
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Street Fight Daily: Pinterest Pins Location, Macy’s Integrates iBeacon
November 20, 2013

Apartment List, which has aggregated some 600,000 rental apartment listings, has raised $15 million in Series A funding led by Matrix Partners. Unlike some other up-and-comers in the space, Apartment List never scraped Craigslist to boost its inventory. It avoided being a target of Craigslist’s cease-and-desist/lawsuit strategy and struck 100 data partnerships instead.
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Apartment List raises $15 million in Series A funding
November 20, 2013

Finding the right apartment in a big city is an exhausting job. It takes a long time, it involves traveling from location to location, sometime seeing five or six places a day. And its only getting harder to find the right one as rents go up and more people come to live in the city.
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Apartment List is fixing the painful, time-sucking process of rental search
November 20, 2013

Shelter is a basic human need, but it can be infuriatingly difficult to find a place to live in many American cities. Apartment List claims to be the fastest-growing apartment search engine in the U.S. and has raised $15 million in funding to help people find homes.
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Apartment List raises USD15 million in Series A financing lead by Matrix Partners
November 20, 2013

Fresh from acquiring an accommodations review site RentAdvisor, Apartment List just closed its Series A investment round. The round was led by Matrix Partners and had raised USD15 million in new funding. According to a report by TechCrunch, the new funding would go toward building out its sales, engineering and product teams. Proceeds from the funding round would also reportedly go towards improving the quality and reach of its apartment reviews and profiles.
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Apartment List Raises $15M Series A from Matrix Partners
November 20, 2013

Apartment List Inc. believes finding a place to live should be a scam-proof and efficient experience for renters, and it just raised $15 million from Matrix Partners to make renting easier and safer for tenants and landlords alike, the company told VentureWire.
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Apartment List Announces Acquisition of RentAdvisor, Makes Way for Ratings and Reviews
October 24, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Apartment List, the fastest-growing rental marketplace with 600,000 unique listings and 1.5 million monthly users, just announced its acquisition of RentAdvisor. Atlanta-based RentAdvisor, the leading ratings and reviews platform in the rental industry will equip Apartment List with content that will allow users to make smarter real estate decisions.
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News Flash: Apartment List Acquires RentAdvisor
October 23, 2013

Apartment List recently acquired RentAdvisor, the fastest growing rating and reviews platform in the rental industry. Trust and transparency are key ingredients to any well-functioning marketplace.
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Apartment List buys RentAdvisor in all-stock deal
October 16, 2013

When renting an apartment, as with everything else, people want to know beforehand what other people thought of it. They want unsolicited, and hopefully honest, opinions. Who is more likely to tell you the truth: the person who owns the building, and wants you to rent at all costs, or the person who lived there and has no stake in your decision? The answer is obvious.
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Apartment List Acquires RentAdvisor, Bolstering Their Listings With Reviews
October 16, 2013

Last we heard from Apartment List, they had just launched their app and were aiming to take on Craigslist as apartment hunters’ tool of choice. Now the service has made its next move: acquiring the reviews site RentAdvisor, which will immediately add 20,000 reviews to the site’s listings.
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This Craigslist-Crusher Can Help You Find a New, Non-Creepy Roommate
October 16, 2013

It’s an inevitability of city living for many a young professional. At some point, typically as the result of forces outside your control, you’ll be faced with finding a new roommate. In the Boston apartment scene, that can be a rather intimidating proposition.
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Fast 100: Meet the Bay Area’s fastest-growing private companies 2013
October 15, 2013

John Kobs, CEO and co-founder, with Chris Herndon, co-founder The San Francisco apartment rental web site saw 438.5 percent revenue growth from 2010 to 2012.
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Apartment List Launches iPhone App
September 27, 2013

Apartment List, an online apartment search engine with more than 1.5 million monthly visitors, has introduced a new iOS app to help home seekers shop for places on the go.
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5 APPS FOR FINDING A PLACE TO LIVE
September 20, 2013

As much as finding a new place to live can be a total pain, I (Blair) have some good news for you. There are so many great & free apps that make things a lot easier now. While we would all love to move into a place where we are surrounded by FRIENDS, I have to constantly remind myself that that was not real life, but a sitcom. Even though everyone dreads the moving out day, these helpful heroes will make sure you won’t be living on the streets anytime soon!
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Map: San Francisco’s Affordable Rent Gap Is Enough to Make You Sick … Literally
September 19, 2013

Last year, the City by the Bay earned the dubious distinction of having America’s most expensive rental market, beating out longtime heavyweight New York. Due in part to the surge in the region’s tech-fueled jobs market (some “friend” indeed, Zuckerberg!) and the city’s longstanding shortage of affordable housing units, the spike has led to jaw-dropping rents, with the median monthly rate of a mere studio at more than $2,200 a month, according to apartmentlist.com.
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ApartmentList Mobile is Eating Craigslist’s Lunch, Mowing its Lawn
September 18, 2013

Craigslist is the big daddy on the block for housing searches. The old-school listings board has historically enjoyed owning the largest inventory in most markets and therefore enjoyed the most users. But The List that Craig Built has been notoriously slow to create a mobile presence and now that intransigence is costing them dearly. The housing startup Apartmentlist has recently charged ahead and grabbed the most inventory in 60% of the top 100 national markets, contrasted to Craigslist’s now 30% ownership.
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ApartmentList reinvents its iOS app as mobile drives its 75% YoY revenue growth
September 18, 2013

For nearly a decade, the online housing rentals race has been Craigslist and everyone else. But in the last two years, ApartmentList has come out of nowhere to establish itself as a legitimate challenger. The company now has the largest inventory among all competitors in 60 of the largest 100 markets in the US, according to its co-founder CEO John Kobs. Craigslist, by comparison has the lead in just 30 of these top markets. In August, ApartmentList also crossed 1.5 million monthly users milestone for the first time in its history.
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Data suggest rental rates will fall … eventually
August 26, 2013

Rents are on the rise across the country as apartment vacancy rates fall, but multifamily home builders are gearing up to construct more and that could be good news for renters in the next year or so, according to one real estate expert.
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Apartment List Moves In On Craigslist Turf
August 21, 2013

Apartment List is fighting “the network effect.” In its case, that means Craigslist. When an online service gains a critical mass of interdependent customers, it stops making sense for any of them to use another service. Facebook is perhaps the best example. The central reason people use Facebook is that most of their friends are on it, which makes starting a rival social network very difficult.
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Need a compatible roommate? Five apps and sites to help you search
August 18, 2013

I’m no Type A personality, but I can say that there are few things worse than living with a terrible roommate. One of those is having to find a new roommate, fast.
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ApartmentList: $10M In Revenue After Only Four Years? – with John Kobs
August 16, 2013

How does a guy who got scammed when he tried to rent an apartment end up bootstrapping a profitable apartment listing site? John Kobs is the co-founder of ApartmentList, an online apartment search engine make finding a home online easier, by displaying search results on a giant map and clear, and organizing home details clearly.
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Roommates App Aimed At Match-Making Takes On Chicago Stereotypes By Neighborhood
August 13, 2013

Not every Chicago roommate situation works out as well as “Perfect Strangers,” but a newly-launched app could [have] roommmate seekers avoid their own personal “Single White Female.”
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Roommates App Aimed At Match-Making Takes On Chicago Stereotypes By Neighborhood
August 12, 2013

Not every Chicago roommate situation works out as well as “Perfect Strangers,” but a newly-launched app could roommmate seekers avoid their own personal “Single White Female.”
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New iPhone apps worth downloading: Roommates, Kingdom Rush: Frontiers update, Nun Attack: Run & Gun
August 9, 2013

Hunting for a roommate to go with your apartment? If you live in San Francisco, you’ll find our first app worth downloading today, Roommates, to be extremely useful. The app makes it easy to search for roommates compatible with living with you, and provides an online place to meet and discuss before committing to interacting in person.
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Roommates App Could Be Match Made In Heaven For LA Renters
August 9, 2013

The only thing worse than living with a terrible roommate is having to find a new one, fast. That’s where ApartmentList.com comes in. The rental search engine startup, which began operating in Los Angeles last month, just launched a Roommates app for Angelenos (as well as renters in NYC, Boston and Chicago) on Thursday.
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New App Uses Facebook To Match Potential Roommates
August 9, 2013

Everyone knows that the roommate search can be a nightmare, but until now, nobody has really done anything about it. Enter ApartmentList.com, which claims to be the country’s fastest-growing housing search engine, and hopes to own the roomshare market, reports The Observer.
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Infographic breaks down “typical” Chicago neighborhood roommates. Let the objections begin!
August 8, 2013

Apartmentlist.com has published an entertaining infographic breaking down the “typical” Chicago roommate by neighborhood. There is plenty to snicker about – people in Wicker Park DO love Big Star! – and plenty to argue – not all of us in Ukrainian Village drink dry cappuccinos, thank you very much – but it’s all in good fun. The results are equal parts hilarious, accurate and “TECHNICALLY that’s true…”
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Online Dating Applied to Finding Boston Roommates
August 8, 2013

The website Apartment List is launching a direct challenge to Craigslist in Boston through its new Roommates app. The app has already unfurled in San Francisco, and additional ones are planned not only here but in New York, L.A. and Chicago. By the way, according to Apartment List: “The average rent for a 1-bedroom among the top 5 most expensive cities, amounts to $2,580 per month. Boston has the highest monthly rent for 1 bedroom apartments at $2,965.”
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Shacking Up: New App Uses Tinder-Like Method To Help Angelenos Find Roommates
August 8, 2013

You’ve just moved to Los Angeles and are in dire need of a roommate. But where to begin your search…Eureka! How about Craigslist! You’ve heard friends’ horror stories of Craigslist roommates, but how bad can the process possibly be? Living with a random person might be an adventure—in fact, you’re sensing a new bestie alert.
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Apartment List Launches Tinder for Finding Roommates
August 8, 2013

Apartment List is attempting to make finding a roommate a much more enjoyable experience. To do so, it is copying what dating apps like Tinder do and has launched the Roommates app for iPhone and Android.
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Moving in Together: New App Aims to Find Roommates Among Friends
August 8, 2013

Who among us does not know the particular misery of seeking a shared apartment? Situated somewhere between a job interview and a date, the roommate search process requires warmth, charm, pay stubs and an ability to convincingly convey that one will not leave dirty dishes in the sink. And that’s assuming that all is well when it comes to the apartment itself (there’s nothing quite like the heartbreak of meeting a truly appealing roommate looking to rent a room in her tiny, windowless hovel).
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Craig doesn’t live here: Roommates app expands to new cities
August 8, 2013

Consider this: The average rent for a studio in San Francisco is $2,312 a month. That’s like buying twelve iPhone 5s every month. So, it’s particularly unsurprising that many people in the city are opting to stay in—or look for—roommate situations over living solo. But living with one (or several) other people is a balancing act and it can be difficult to find someone who has just the right attitude for your abode, especially if you’re a drummer with four cats looking for a vegan household with a backyard.
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Apartment List draws inspiration from dating services with new app for finding roommates
August 8, 2013

Apartment List understands that the quest for a roommate is a lot like trying to find a significant other, so it took a page out of dating apps’ playbooks with its new Roommates app for iPhone and Android.
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Apartment List launches new roommate matching app
August 8, 2013

Aside for my time spent in college, I’ve never had a roommate. I lived at my parents house until I was 25, then I moved across the country and was able to find a place cheap enough to live on my own. And I feel pretty lucky about that, having gone through the process of trying to help my sister find a roommate multiple times, then seeing what she went through with them. There were lots of crazy people and lots of time spent trying to track people down for that month’s rent. For me, I was glad to never have to deal with any of that.
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Apartment List releases ‘Tinder for roommates’ in 5 U.S. cities
August 8, 2013

Apartment List launched mobile app Roommates across the country today to prevent roommate horror stories. Apartment List is a popular apartment search engine. The company’s founder, John Kobs, described the effort of looking for an apartment as a “time-sucking, headache-filled process” and his mission is to reinvent the rental market.
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Georgetown charmer sold for highest amount above list price
August 2, 2013

According to ApartmentList.com , 12.8 percent of referrals in the District are for “pet-friendly, dog-friendly or cat-friendly” apartments, compared with an average of 9.4 percent in the 40 largest U.S. cities.
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Top 10 cheapest U.S. cities to rent an apartment
July 20, 2013

Of the 10 cheapest places to rent an apartment across the country, nine are located in the nation’s midlands, according to data compiled by ApartmentList.com, an apartment search service.
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Find New Roommates With Apartment List App For Android, Coming Soon To iOS
July 17, 2013

Finding new roommates can be a pain in the butt, but with Apartment List, a new apartment search engine app that uses Facebook, it might get a little bit easier. The app has launched today for Android and an iOS version of it will be released soon.
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Need a Roommate? Check Your Phone
July 17, 2013

We talk about it a lot. Rents are crazy in the Bay Area, especially in San Francisco. For some, the solution is to bite the bullet and pay through the nose.
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Apartment List Launches Android App For Finding Roommates, With iOS To Come
July 17, 2013

Apartment List, an apartment search engine that uses Facebook to personalize results, is rounding out its offerings today with the launch of its new “Roommates” app for Android, which helps connect potential roomies. An iOS version will be released as soon as it receives approval from the App Store.
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Top 10 priciest U.S. cities to rent an apartment
July 13, 2013

Although the average rent across the U.S. is $1,231 per month, in certain areas it can be triple that number. Landlords can afford to charge such daunting prices because there are so few apartments available in high-demand cities. “We’re experiencing some of the lowest national vacancy rates since the mid-80s,” ApartmentList.com CEO John Kobs said.
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Apartment List Introduces Apartment Hunting iPhone App
July 1, 2013

Apartment List, a San Francisco-based website dedicated to real estate listings, has introduced an iPhone app that is designed to help apartment hunters find listings on-the-go.
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Apartment List releases iOS app to help renters find a home (exclusive)
June 28, 2013

Searching for an apartment sucks, but Apartment List could make the process less painful. Today the startup debuted its iOS app that provides people with easy access to apartment listings from their mobile device.
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6 Apps You Don’t Want To Miss
June 26, 2013

Apartment searching site Apartment List made its way to mobile this week. The app brings 1 million apartment listings to mobile, with an average of 14.5 pictures per each listing.
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